"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."joebonk wrote: 1) The Recounting Of The Ages
In the beginning the realm was shadowed in darkness. There was no light to find the way of the journeying soul. These were hard times for the sage. And magic would not yield it's secrets to man.
- Genesis 1:1-2
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven."But then a bright and driven wizard had forged the crystal. This wizard was Mondain. A master of control. And the crystal was the focal point of countless realms. Magic and power collided on this gem and no other in the universe could harness such control as did Mondain.
- Genesis 1:3-8
This reminds me of the "kick Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden" story.The darkness subsided. Now it was clear for all who sought the path of magic and who wanted to become a wizard. This was the dawn of the true age of enlightenment. Magic did not require the confinements of base materials, and the either flowed freely through the land of Sosaria...
So, is this just coincidence or was there some intent to put a little bit of biblical story interconnection? I mean, as soon as I read it, it stuck out as a clearly religious parable like a sore thumb. And I'm an agnostic!